Parkway Smiles Dental Martinez

Your Dentist

Janet Concepcion-Manalo, D.D.S.

DRJ

Coming from a family of dental practitioners, Dr. Concepcion-Manalo  is well-acquainted with the  profession's rigorous demands for quality and excellence.  Inspired by her parents, who are both dentists, she decided to carry on the family legacy and earned her doctorate degree in Dental Medicine from the University of the East in Manila, Philippines.  In 2000, upon graduating, she worked alongside her parents as an associate dentist. She was also actively involved in dental and medical outreaches within various local and provincial communities around the country.

In 2001, she decided to broaden her horizons and moved to New York City.  While there, Dr. Concepcion-Manalo was privileged to have worked with some of the most well-known, well-respected names in the field of dentistry.  In 2003, she volunteered her dental services by joining World Missions New York during one of their evangelical outreaches in Kingston, Jamaica.  Upon her return, she set her sights on improving her skills and sought further training from UCLA  (2004, 2007-Restorative Dentistry). She earned her license to practice in the State of California in 2007.

From the moment she decided to pursue dentistry up to now, Dr. Janet Concepcion-Manalo  remains committed to providing the highest standard of dental care possible for all her patients. She continues to improve her knowledge and skills as a dental professional  by actively attending seminars and  conferences throughout the country as well as  utilizing the latest technologies and innovations in the field of dentistry.

Dr. Manalo is also a devoted wife and mother who enjoys spending time with husband and two daughters. She likes exploring the bay area with her family and participating in local marathons to stay fit.

Memberships and Affiliations

  • American Dental Association
  • California Dental Association
  • Contra Costa Dental Society

Your Staff

Hazel Concepcion Panaligan, R.D.H.
Registered Dental Hygienist

HCP

Your registered dental hygienist at Parkway Smiles Dental is Hazel. She is very passionate about educating patients on oral health.

Hazel graduated in 2007 from Eugenio Maria De Hostos Community College in New York. She worked as a hygienist in Manhattan and Westchester County. She moved to Northern California in 2009 and earned her certification to administer Local Anesthesia and Nitrous Oxide, Soft Tissue Curettage. She received training and is certified to perform laser-assisted periodontal scaling and root planing.

Hazel also holds Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts, Major in Visual Communications from the University of the Philippines. She lived in New York City for several years, where she worked as a graphic designer. A missions trip to Jamaica in 2003 set her on a path to begin considering a profession in the dental field. Encouraged and inspired by her family, she eventually pursued studies in Dental Hygiene.

When not in the dental office, Hazel still enjoys drawing, arts & crafts, photography, traveling and spending time with her husband.


Jennifer Guzman, R.D.A.
Registered Dental Assistant


jennifer

Jennifer is your Registered Dental Assistant. She graduated from Carrington College in 2016, earning her board-approved dental assisting certificate. She frequently assists Dr. Concepcion-Manalo.

For Jennifer, the field of dentistry similar to an artistic dental masterpiece done everyday, that creates many beautiful smiles. This inspired her to want to work in dentistry.

During her free time, she likes to do traditional and digital art, photography, music, video games and cooking. She also loves to spend time with her pets.



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